|Sponsor||Rep. Hoyer, Steny H.|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||May 8, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Sarah Makin|
On Monday, May 7, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H. Con. Res. 106, a bill to authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval. The bill was introduced on February 29, 2012, by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which took no official action on the bill.
The bill would authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby on June 16, 2012. The event will be free of admission charge to the public and arranged not to interfere with the needs of Congress.
The Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association will sponsor the annual running of its race on the Capitol Grounds on June 16, 2012. The Greater Washington Soap Box Derby is a qualifying race for the All American Soap Box Derby (AASBD). The competition is open for ages ranging from 8-17 years old in different divisions. Anyone in the area can participate in the race, as long as they comply with AASBD regulations.